Perfect Date Night ideas and deals from DINE inns in Maine and Connecticut – Part I

couples holding handsValentine’s Day was just a warmup.  The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are dedicated to creating the perfect date night throughout the month of February and March.  Don’t let the flame flicker out just because the holiday of hearts has passed by.  And if it passed without enough effort in your Valentine’s eyes, make it up with the perfect date night at any of the nine DINE inns.  Innkeepers throughout DINE country have put together the ideal romantic getaways and escapes and added some special deals.  Make time to visit your favorite New England inn this winter while skiing, snowshoeing, sleighrides and flickering fires are still flowing and glowing.

This is the first in a series of blog posts focused on ideas and deals for the ultimate New England date night.

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, Niantic, CT

couple at Harbor HillLocated in the seaside town of Niantic, CT enjoy an ideal date night while looking out over the marina and beyond into the Bay. This upscale inn is located within an easy drive for anyone in Connecticut and Rhode Island and found in the heart of the Connecticut shore and Mystic country. To make it a little easier on the wallet, take 20% off a Sunday through Thursday between March 1 – 31, 2022 with a minimum two-night stay.  Simply book online using promo code “mar22” or by calling the inn directly. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. This offer is valid for new reservations only and cannot be used on reservations that are cancelled then re-booked.

If your schedule allows for only a one-night stay, consider the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina’s one night Getaway Package including a bottle of house wine and a gourmet charcuterie board.  Simply add $75 for the package and the innkeepers will take care of the rest.

A number of additional one night packages can be found here and make the date night planning so much easier.

Inn at English Meadows, Kennebunkport, ME

Kennebunkport wraps the town around holidays of the heart, and Valentine’s Day is one of them.  This beautiful seaside village paints the town red throughout the month of February with twinkly red lights and huge red hearts. Businesses throughout Kennebunkport make the focus decidedly on romance, and the Inn at English Meadows has embraced the fun with their Paint the Town Red package offered throughout February.  Special dinner menus and dining experiences, cozy winter activities and events plus intimate inn accommodations make this the perfect time for a date night or romantic getaway to Kennebunkport and the Inn at English Meadows. Start by saving $100 on your 3rd night during your February stay. If three nights won’t fit into the schedule, save 10% on your two-night stay all month long in February. Simply select the “Paint the Town Red” option for instant savings when booking online. And that’s not all, sleep in and show up for a fabulous home cooked breakfast as late as 10 AM. Then, take advantage of the noon-time check out time throughout February! Date nights and romantic getaways are supposed to be all about relaxing, and fun, and this package is perfect for that!

Need to really get out of the doghouse for your lack of attention to Valentine’s Day? Add flowers, Prosecco, hand crafted chocolates, or all three to your Inn at English Meadows date night.  Choose from any of these and other romantic add-ons at check out or go all out and select the Kennebunkport Romance Package.

This is just the beginning of the DINE date night ideas and getaway series.  Next week we’ll focus on additional offers and deals from your favorite DINE inns.  Don’t forget, when booking your date night getaways, book directly with the inn to get these packages and enhancements.

In Massachusetts:  Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, Deerfield Inn in Historic Deerfield and Captain’s House Inn in Chatham on Cape Cod

In Vermont:  Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford & Grafton Inn in Grafton

In New Hampshire: Manor on Golden Pond  in Holderness & Chesterfield Inn in West Chesterfield.

In Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic

In Maine:  Inn at English Meadows in Kennebunkport